This article is about the town in Spain. For other uses, see Bergara (disambiguation).

Bergara main square

Bergara main square

Location of Bergara within the Basque Country

Coordinates: 43°07′03″N 2°24′48″W / 43.11750°N 2.41333°W / 43.11750; -2.41333Coordinates: 43°07′03″N 2°24′48″W / 43.11750°N 2.41333°W / 43.11750; -2.41333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Gipuzkoa
Comarca Debagoiena
Founded 1268 (1268)
  Mayor Juan Jesús Alberdi Landa (PNV)
  Total 75.97 km2 (29.33 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 14,831
  Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Basque: bergarar Spanish: vergarés, vergaresa
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20570
Official language(s) Basque
Website Official website
View of historic quarter of Bergara
Center of Bergara

Bergara (Spanish pronunciation: [berˈɣaɾa]; Spanish: Vergara) is a town located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the north of Spain.

An Enlightened center of education operated by the Real Sociedad Bascongada de Amigos del País ("Royal Basque Society of Friends of the Country"), it was the place where Faustino Elhuyar discovered wolfram.

During the Carlist Wars, it operated as the capital and royal court of the Carlists. It was there where the agreement symbolized in the Vergara Embrace between Rafael Maroto and Baldomero Espartero, Prince of Vergara ended one of the period wars.

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